Sanders Kleinfeld was the production editor and proofreader for Excel for Starters: The Missing Manual. Mary Brady and Claire Cloutier provided quality control. Lucie Haskins wrote the index.
Nicole Skillern created the series cover design. Linda Palo produced the cover layout. Marcia Friedman designed the hand lettering on the cover.
Tom Ingalls designed the interior layout. Keith Fahlgren converted the text and prepared it for layout. Robert Romano, Jessamyn Read, and Lesley Borash produced the illustrations.